Update: I no longer feel a strange desire to own this. Thankfully! But it’s not because I’ve decided it’s ugly. Actually, the more I look at it, the less weird it looks, and the more it just looks like a Hummer H1. This video from Marques Brownlee has some good street and ride-along footage:
The real issue is it’s just huge. It’s not obvious when you see it on stage because it has a '70s Lotus Esprit supercar wedge profile. But on the street you can see how giant the thing really is. I just don’t need anything that big in the narrow streets of Brooklyn.
I do honestly love the car we have now, which is a Scion Xb. It offers some of the hauling and storage benefits of a small truck, which is great for guitar amps, drums, and Home Depot trips. But it’s still short enough enough to nab parking spots even a Corolla can’t. If and when the world comes up with an electric version of same, with or without the Cybertruck’s moon buggy aesthetics, I’d totally be into that.
I think they’re getting the kind of market the Hummer H1 got, where you had influencer types wanting to drive the new cool thing. Schwarzenegger famously had a fleet of H1s when they first came out. Except instead of the Governator, this time the influencers skew younger and techier. Marques Brownlee is probably a good example of that. This is probably not the Ford F150 market at all, but it’s definitely a market. Maybe the same one they already have?